Merryspring talk with John Fromer: Keeping the perennial garden blooming all season long

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CAMDEN — Maine Master Gardener volunteer John Fromer will lead an outdoor presentation on keeping the perennial garden blooming all season long, Tuesday, August 30, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

Many plants have a short blooming season while others, with some care, will bloom from early summer until frost. In this talk, John Fromer will focus on how to ensure the perennial garden blooming during Maine’s entire growing season. Fromer will address many common late-season gardening concerns, including how to inter-plant perennials with other plants and bulbs, how to care for a crowded garden, late season maintenance, watering methods, and coordinating bloom-times with different species of the same plant. Following the presentation, Fromer will lead guests on a tour through Merryspring’s perennial gardens.

John Fromer has been a Maine Master Gardener since 1998 and runs Appleton Ridge Flower and Vegetable Farm with his wife Kathy, also a Maine Master Gardener. Together they grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs in a sustainable and authentic fashion. He currently serves on the Merryspring board of trustees.

This talk is part of Merryspring’s Outdoor Summer Talk series, sponsored by First National Bank.

Outdoor talks are held in the Hexagon at Merryspring.

The cost of this program is $5 for the public, with a free admission for Merryspring members. No preregistration is necessary for this event.


Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden, behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Event Date: 

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center


Merryspring Nature Center
Camden, ME 04843
United States